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SNK Portrait Benimaru.png

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Benimaru Nikaido (二階堂 紅丸) is a member of the KOF "Hero Team" and one of the original protagonists of the King of Fighters series. He is born of half-Japanese and American descent, and wears a waist-length sleeveless top with matching jeans/pants.

Story (in the KOF NESTS Saga)[edit]

Teams[edit]

Moves[edit]

The King of Fighters '99[edit]

Portrait KOF99 Benimaru.png
Throws
Catch and Shoot (close) Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Front Suplex (close) Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Spinning Knee Drop (close) Control-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png or Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Striker Attack
Elec-Trigger
Command Moves
Jackknife Kick Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Flying Drill Control-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Special Moves
Raijin Ken Control-Modifier-(Air).png Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Iai Geri Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+Arcade-Button-Kick.png
└►Handou San Dan Geri Arcade-Stick-Down.pngArcade-Stick-Up.png+Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Shinku Katategoma Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Moves
Raikoken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Gen'ei Hurricane Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+Arcade-Button-Kick.png


The King of Fighters 2000[edit]

Portrait KOF00 Benimaru.png
Name Input
Spinning Knee Drop (Throw) Control-Modifier-Air.pngAny direction except Arcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png or Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Jackknife Kick Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Flying Drill Control-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Raijin Ken (SUPER CANCEL) Control-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Shinkuu Katategoma (SUPER CANCEL) Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Super Inazuma Kick Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Iai Geri Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
└►Handou Sandan Geri Arcade-Stick-Down.pngArcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Raikou Ken
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Gen'ei Hurricane
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Super Desperation Move
Raikou Ken
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png
Striker Move
Electrigger
Another Striker
KOF00 Another Benimaru.png Another Benimaru
Striker Move
Raijin Ken
Maniac Striker
KOF00 O Iori.png Orochi Iori (PS2 Only)
Striker Move
Kototsuki In

The King of Fighters 2001[edit]

Portrait KOF2001 Benimaru.png
Name Input
Spinning Knee Drop (Air Throw) Control-Modifier-Air.png(close)Arcade-Stick-Right.png or Arcade-Stick-Down.png or Arcade-Stick-Left.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png or Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Jackknife Kick Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Flying Drill Control-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Iai Geri Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
__Handou Sandan Geri Arcade-Stick-Down.pngArcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png(during Iai Geri)
Shinku Katategoma Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Rajinken Control-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Raikouken
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Gen'ei Hurricane
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Max DM
Raikouken
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png

The King of Fighters 2002[edit]

Portrait KOF2002 Benimaru.png
Name Input
Spinning Knee Drop (Air Throw) Control-Modifier-Air.png(close)Arcade-Stick-Right.png or Arcade-Stick-Down.png or Arcade-Stick-Left.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png or Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Jackknife Kick Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Flying Drill Control-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Iadio Kick Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
__Triple Resist Kick Arcade-Stick-Down.pngArcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png(during Iadio Kick)
Shinku Katategoma Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Limber Lightning Strike Control-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Benimaru Coleda Crunch (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcbf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Heaven Blast Flash
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Phantom Hurricane
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Max DM
Heaven Blast Flash
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png
Max 2
Heaven Blast Dress
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-DR.pngArcade-Stick-Left.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ any button

The King of Fighters Neowave[edit]

Portrait KOFNW Benimaru.png
Name Input
Spinning Knee Drop (Air Throw) Control-Modifier-Air.png(close)Arcade-Stick-Right.png or Arcade-Stick-Down.png or Arcade-Stick-Left.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png or Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Jackknife Kick Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Flying Drill Control-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Iai Geri Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
__Handou Sandan Geri Arcade-Stick-Down.pngArcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png(during Iai Geri)
Shinku Katategoma Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Rajinken Control-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Benimaru Corridor (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcbf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Raikouken
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Gen'ei Hurricane
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Max DM
Raikouken
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png
Max 2
Raijin Ten
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-DR.pngArcade-Stick-Left.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ any button

The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match[edit]

Portrait KOF2002UM Benimaru.png
Name Input
Spinning Knee Drop (Air Throw) Control-Modifier-Air.png(close)Arcade-Stick-Right.png or Arcade-Stick-Down.png or Arcade-Stick-Left.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png or Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Jackknife Kick Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Flying Drill Control-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Iadio Kick Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
__Triple Resist Kick (SUPER CANCEL) Arcade-Stick-Down.pngArcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png(during Iadio Kick)
Super Lightning Kick Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Shinku Katategoma (SUPER CANCEL) Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Limber Lightning Strike Control-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Benimaru Coleda Crunch (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcbf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
__Benimaru Shoot Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png(during Benimaru Coleda Crunch)
Desperation Move
Heaven Blast Flash
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Phantom Hurricane
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Max DM
Heaven Blast Flash
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png
Max 2
Heaven Blast Dress
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-DR.pngArcade-Stick-Left.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ any button